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This Month’s Focus: Outsourcing & Packaging

Oral dosage form delivery options for lipid-based formulations

This article discusses the increasing use of lipid-based formulations for delivering challenging active pharmaceutical ingredients and describes the factors formulators must consider when selecting whether to use hard-shell capsules or softgels to deliver such formulations.

Ensuring stability in pharmaceutical and dietary supplement manufacturing

This article discusses the costs and consequences of instability in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements and describes several methods and practices manufacturers can use to ensure the stability of their raw materials and final products.

Lipid microencapsulation of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical active ingredients

Microencapsulation is a useful method for protecting and preventing the degradation of active ingredients in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solid dosage formulations. This article explores the benefits of lipid microencapsulation, which include increased bioavailability, reduced unwanted interactions, taste and odor masking, prevention of color migration, and improved stability.

How packaging form and materials impact product success

This article describes the advantages of three common oral solid dosage packaging forms and discusses factors to consider when selecting packaging for a new product.

Back Page: Closing pharmaceutical supply chain vulnerabilities using a “Made in America” strategy for pharmaceutical packaging

Whether in peacetime or pandemic times, the case can be made for more American manufacturing in our global pharmaceutical supply chain. Manufacturing more products domestically could help prevent supply disruptions while improving product quality and national security, and closing supply chain vulnerabilities across a wide range of critical products is a priority for both the private sector and the US government.

General Features

Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: The use of alginates in anti-reflux suspensions

This article discusses the effectiveness of alginates, which are naturally occurring salts found in brown algae, for use in anti-reflux formulations.

Formulation and manufacturing challenges of multilayer tablets

This article explores the challenges of multilayer tablet formulation and the approaches developers can take to overcome those challenges.

Eye on Excipients: Developments regarding titanium dioxide regulation

This installment of “Eye on Excipients” discusses the authors’ understanding of current titanium dioxide regulations and their impact on tablet film coating.

May/June Content

Continuous versus batch manufacturing

Continuous coating

Improving metal detection

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

Issue Focuses

Jan/Feb: Capsule Filling

March/April: Outsourcing & Packaging

May/June: Coating & Continuous Manufacturing

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July/August: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tableting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

Tablets & Capsules Technical Article Guidelines

Tablets & Capsules is the world’s only publication dedicated to solid dosage forms. Our readers are the people responsible for the formulation, production, and packaging of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical tablets and capsules in North America. Each issue reaches about 10,000 readers whose job functions include R&D, QC, engineering, and operations. All are technical decision-makers who need practical information.

T&C’s technical articles are written by technical professionals for technical professionals. But they are a collaborative effort: You provide the content and expertise, and T&C’s editors tailor your article to T&C’s audience.

For sample topics and details on how to submit an article and share your expertise, download the full technical article guidelines below or contact the editor.

Contact the editor:
Nate Todd
1155 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120
Special Sections
Capsule Filling
1. Granulation & Drying
2. Dedusters
Outsourcing & Packaging
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tableting
Coating & Continuous Manufacturing
1. Counters & Bottle Fillers
2. Particle Size: Reduction,     Separation, & Analysis
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
1. Liquid Capsule Filling
2. Powder Transfer &     Containment
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule      Identification
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

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